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      01-28-2015, 12:58 PM   #1
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Classic BMW E9 CS Body Fitted Over E39 M5 Drivetrain

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Awesome build from Germany. E9 CS body mated with E39 M5 drivetrain (S62, 6MT, etc.), complete with the contemporary interior (Nav) of the E39 M5 and technology bits (ABS, air bags), all functional.

I've always wondered what it would take to restore a classic BMW using a hybrid of a more modern drivetrain, interior trims, and technology.

What a truly beautiful build.


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Gargantuan Resto-Mod Project: Classic BMW E9 CS Body Fitted Over E39 M5 Drivetrain

Everyone is going to have a differing opinion on what they would have done different to individualize this BMW CS/M5 resto mod build by MKO GmbH to their own personal taste, but surely all those vested in the dialog will have to agree that the overall end result is absolutely lethal. In a good way. Sure, some would have opted to leave the original vintage interior in it, and/or have chosen more sedate period correct looking wheels, however it might help to know some vital facts before drawing your own conclusion…



You see, what we have here is an original early 70′s BMW CS body that was crafted over an existing E39 M5 chassis and drivetrain, compete with 6 speed manual, so this was not exactly “just” an engine swap situation we got going here.



All of the modern car’s electronics, including ABS, sat nav, air bags and climate control appear to have had to be taken into consideration and incorporated into the build, and let’s also not overlook the fact that the rims had to remain 18″ to fit over the large brakes.



So, other than possibly having kept the upper portion of the vintage dash intact, perhaps this was the only way to craft this car while retaining it’s factory OEM vibe.



As the build details start mounting while we take those factors into consideration, maybe you will agree that the later car’s quad tip exhaust and rims were best left fitted to suggest that this isn’t just any ordinary 3.0 CS resto mod, but rather an M5 with a vintage body placed over it.



Our jury has deliberated and our own personal verdict has been reached, but we want to know how would you have built it different with all of the aforementioned information now to ponder? Share your thoughts in the “Comments” section below…




MKO GmbH & Co. KG
Siemenstrasse 23
84109 Worth/Isar
Germany
0049 8702 946880
info@mko-v8.de
www.MKO-V8.de


Source: http://www.carbuildindex.com/28798/g...m5-drivetrain/
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      01-28-2015, 01:30 PM   #2
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I love it when people do stuff like this. So cool! And you don't have to sacrifice comfort or speed to drive a car that looks LIKE THAT.
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Absolutely love it.

Thanks for sharing !!!
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The stance looks wrong. And the front end needs cleaning up.

I had my 3.0CS for 29 years and sold it on in perfect condition
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I've seen this car a few times at Essen and at a few other shows. It's really cool and clean retro transplant. I approve!! But it was kind of pricey. I seem to remember the price was well over 100K euros. I wouldn't mind owning one - hint, hint!
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The stance looks wrong. And the front end needs cleaning up.

I had my 3.0CS for 29 years and sold it on in perfect condition
I agree the stance does look off...but the 3.0CS is one of my favorite all time cars. I would rather have an original versus the updated version, but I applaud the guy for effort.
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Nice, would look better with 70's retro wheels.
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Love the idea, not a fan of the execution at all. Rear fenders look terrible, dash looks like a terrible fit etc. Seems like an E46 M3 would have made 1000x more sense as a base and would have at least had the right engine type and same bodystyle.
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Wow, awesome build
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That M5 is just beautiful! What has happened to all the BMW classic designs? Why have you become so soft ?
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That's is IMHO simply awesome! That inspired classic body with modern M underpinnings for awesome drivability and fun. I wish my M6 was that size..
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Wow, just beautiful.
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Awesome build! I agree that the stance looks a bit off but overall it looks pretty good. Shouldn't have stickered the boot though
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This..is gorgeous, wow.
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I like it a lot. I think the stance being a bit off is part of its charm. While I appreciate restoring for all the usual reasons, I'm always a big fan of a good resto-mod...
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Clean!! It just needs some 16's to be period, but it won't fit the brakes....
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